Abundance of Life

Abundance of Life (German: Des Lebens Überfluss) is a 1950 West German romantic comedy film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Erika Müller, Ingeborg Körner, and Gunnar Möller.[1] It was one of the last of the Rubble films made in the immediate post-war years. It updates a story by Ludwig Tieck to modern-day Hamburg, addressing the shortage of housing in the heavily bombed city.

Abundance of Life
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Directed byWolfgang Liebeneiner
Produced by
Written by
Music byMichael Jary
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byWalter Fredersdorf
Distributed byAllianz Filmverleih
Release date
  • 18 May 1950 (1950-05-18)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was made at the Wandsbek Studios in Hamburg and also shot on location in the city. The film's sets were designed by the art director Mathias Matthies.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 284


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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